Motivated, proactive and results driven Operations professional. Diligent
in monitoring expenses and streamlining processes to be efficient and cost
effective. Builds positive rapport with staff, administration, vendors and
clients. A quick learner, self taught in all utilized technologies. Works
effectively under pressure while maintaining a positive attitude. Reputed
for doing whatever it takes to get the job done.
IBI Armored Services, Inc., Queens, NY
Assistant Vice President, Currency Operations
2008 - Present
. Maintains computer environment. This includes hardware, software
networking equipment and peripheral devices.
. Manages inventories for 5+ major banks and interacts with clearing house
on a daily basis. Proves inventory with bank auditors.
. Supervises 18 employees. Mentors staff and conducts training sessions for
. Reduced payroll expenses by 15% by closely monitoring attendance and
mandating use of electronic monitoring equipment.
. Utilized SBT, QuickBooks accounting system
. Verifies both domestic and overseas incoming currency shipments and
deliveries of approximately $100 MM per day
. Negotiates favorable terms with vendors, receiving quality supplies at
. Took the initiative to install additional surveillance equipment to
monitor truck deliveries and armored couriers.
. Audits expenses and eliminates unnecessary spending.
. Developed new currency processing procedures.
Operations Manager, HSBC Bank Foreign Banknotes
November 2006 - December 2008
. Quality Control Manager ensuring integrity of incoming/outgoing shipments
of all foreign banknotes.
. Supervised a team of six foreign banknotes clerks. Hired and trained new
clerks regarding company policies.
. Managed Accounts Payable/Receivable and inventory of all foreign
. Completed anti-money laundering course, focusing on detecting counterfeit
banknotes, excessive ordering practices and the administration of color
dyes to determine foreign banknotes' chain of custody for 100+
HSBC Bank, New York, NY
2006 - November 2006
Foreign Currency Clerk
. Verified orders placed by Traders to be re-sold to affiliate HSBC banks.
. Indexed and coded all shipped and received orders.
. Created trade numbers tracking orders placed by subsidiaries.
. Maintained buy/sell contracts utilizing Global Banknotes system.
. Completed and filed fund tracking paperwork.
Tsakiris Mallas Shoe Store, Inc., Brooklyn, NY
November 1998 - February 2006
. Monitored computer equipment including software and hardware
. Coordinated with store owner on current and pending in-store product
. Supervised modifications to in-store product presentations.
. Hired and trained all new employees on store management's retail policies
. Cataloged inventory to determine product re-order status.
. Maintained system database of merchandise for incoming/outgoing products.
Microsoft Proficient (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), Microsoft
Windows ME and XP, 7 Personal Digital Assistant (Palm Platform), Global
Banknotes System, Internet, IT Support, Fluent in Russian
Ashford University, Clinton IA
MBA-Finance GPA - 3.84 December 2012
The City University of New York at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
Bachelor of Arts